Post-Masters Admissions Process

Application Schedule

February 1 is the standard due date for filing applications. Only those applications submitted and complete with all supplemental information by the applicable deadline will be reviewed by faculty. Availability and capacity will differ between specialty areas and will fluctuate from one year to the next. Several specialty areas may review applications submitted beyond the due date, so check the applicable specialty area webpage for additional information. Do not assume that your preferred specialty area will remain open if your application is still incomplete as of February 1. (In years when February 1 is a Saturday or a Sunday, the deadline is enforced on the following Monday.)

Available space in for Post-Masters students varies among specialty areas, some areas have more space than others, and some areas are not open for Post-MS applicants.

From among the various choices being offered, those applicants seeking admission to the Family NP (FNP), Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (AGPCNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG ACNP), Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG CNS), Nurse Midwifery / Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (CNM/WHNP), Acute Care Pediatric NP (ACPNP), Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (NEO-CNS), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) or Pediatric NP (PNP) specialty areas should make a particular effort to meet the February 1 deadline.

Application Deadline has been extended for the following programs for Fall 2018 Enrollment:

April 30 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
April 30 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
May 1—Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
May 1—Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
May 31—AGPCNP - Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing
June 1—Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
June 1 – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
June 1—Advanced Public Health Nursing
September 7—Health Policy

It is likely that many or all of those specialty areas listed above will fill their available slots immediately after the regular deadline. It is possible that some new applications will be accepted after February 1—only by those specialties which still have available space. Some specialty programs may include an interview as part of the application process, either in person or by phone.

Individuals admitted or accepted to one specialty area's Post-MS program will not be allowed to “transfer" or "change” to another specialty area.

Application Procedures

Contact the Office of Academic Programs Sandra Le or call (415) 476-2595 to begin your application. At this time the online "regular" MS application should not be used for Post-MS applications.